balloting material must bear an international return
address instead of an APO/FPO return address.
RETIRED MILITARY PERSONNEL
Retired personnel of the U.S. Armed Forces and
their accompanying dependents are authorized to use
military postal facilities under the following
· There is no USPS.
· Such use is not prevented by the host
· Postal facilities will not be overburdened by the
addition of personnel in this category.
Parcel mail privileges are limited to those parcels
weighing less than 1 pound. Once such service is
given, it may be withdrawn only when military postal
authorities at the department level approve.
All personnel that are authorized to use military
post offices must have suitable identification in their
possession. So, before you provide service to anyone,
and there is doubt as to their entitlement, check their
identification to ensure that the person is in fact
authorized postal privileges.
The various types of
identification cards issued by the military departments
are listed in figure l-4. Personnel holding one of these
identification cards may use military postal facilities
located in foreign countries unless prohibited by the
At times, persons may be temporarily traveling at
the invitation of one of the military departments and
not hold one of the identification cards listed in figure
l-4. In this case the person should have travel orders
and a passport that may be accepted for identification
instead of an identification card.
Q1-18. Because a person has access to your post
office automatically means the person is
entitled to use military postal facilities.
Q1-19. Name at least three organizations that could
be located overseas in support of DOD
missions and would be considered authorized
to use military postal facilities.
If postal privileges are to be withdrawn, at
least how many days should advance notice of
withdrawal of service be given?
Q1-21. What type of material could a U.S. citizen, not
normally authorized MPO privileges, mail
from an overseas MPO to CONUS?
Now turn to appendix 1 to check your answers.
U.S. Armed Forces
2N, 2A, 2AF
2N, 2A, 2AF
On inactive duty
Retired and Fleet
Dependents, DOD U.S.
Citizen employees, and
certain other authorized
Figure 1-4.Types of identification cards issued by the Department of Defense.